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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Woodville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Woodville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of Woodville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Woodville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Woodville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Woodville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Woodville.

Cemeteries Near Woodville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Woodville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Brookville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilman Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Rush River Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Martell Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martell Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mound Cemetery   [Map]     


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Woodville had a population of 153 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Woodville had a population of 1,353 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Woodville, with the one closest to Woodville listed first.

Hersey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Hersey had a post office and railroad service
 
Wildwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Woodville
 - Wildwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 4,000 people in 2017)
 - Baldwin had a post office and railroad service
 
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 393 people (with 186 people in 2017)
 - Wilson had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 1,372 people in 2017)
 - Spring Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hammond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 388 people (with 1,891 people in 2017)
 - Hammond had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 542 people in 2017)
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Martell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Woodville
 - Gilman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodville
 - Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Emerald   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Emerald had a post office and railroad service
 
Hatchville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodville
 - Hatchville had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Woodville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodville in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Woodville is located in Saint Croix County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Croix County: Washington (MN), Barron, Dunn, Pierce & Polk.

Below are the counties that are near Woodville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Woodville:

  DirectionDistance
Saint Croix     (The home county for Woodville)
      Baldwin   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hersey   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cady   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rush River   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hammond   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hammond   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Emerald   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glenwood City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Barron
      Vance Creek   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prairie Farm   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prairie Farm   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turtle Lake   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twin Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turtle Lake   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almena   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Almena   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sioux Creek   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Buffalo
      Maxville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springdale - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Modena   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chippewa
      Howard   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheaton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cooks Valley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Auburn   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bloomer   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dunn
      Knapp   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Downing   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lucas   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boyceville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tiffany   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hay River   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Eau Claire
      Union   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eau Claire   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Drammen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pepin
      Waterville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waubeek   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Durand   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Durand   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ella   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lima   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeport   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albany   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Pierce
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gilman   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Martell   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elmwood   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rock Elm   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ellsworth   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ellsworth   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trimbelle   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Polk
      Black Brook   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Amery   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Osceola   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dresser   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Anoka (MN)
      Centerville (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chisago (MN)
      Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shafer (MN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Center City (MN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chisago City (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lindstrom (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dakota (MN)
      Hastings (MN)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Miesville (MN)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vermillion (MN)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inver Grove Heights (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coates (MN)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Trier (MN)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunfish Lake (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rosemount (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Goodhue (MN)
      Red Wing (MN)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frontenac (MN)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Welch (MN)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ramsey (MN)
      North Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maplewood (MN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Bear Lake (MN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gem Lake (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vadnais Heights (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Little Canada (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Oaks (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wabasha (MN)
      Lake City (MN)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington (MN)
      Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeland (MN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bayport (MN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Afton (MN)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marine-on-Saint-Croix (MN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant (MN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodbury (MN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottage Grove (MN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Woodville, see our County-by-County Page for Woodville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Woodville:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Saint Croix County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Anoka County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chisago County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dakota County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Goodhue County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ramsey County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Saint Croix County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Wisconsin
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Minnesota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodville ...

While our initial data for Woodville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Woodville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Woodville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Woodville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Woodville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Woodville for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Woodville.
      See our Misc Page for Woodville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community located in Wisconsin

About Saint Croix County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woodville: www.ci.woodville.wi.us/

The official website for Saint Croix County: www.co.saint-croix.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Woodville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9531, Longitude: -92.2913     [Map].

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Woodville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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